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The stapedius reflex in idiopathic facial palsy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7430806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Various aspects of the stapedial reflex responses and facial palsy were investigated. In the first study the initial reflex responses following facial palsy in 120 patients were compared with the outcome. In 42 patients with a present stapedial reflex, the full recovery rate was 92 per cent as compared to 78 patients with an absent stapedial reflex and a full recovery rate of 73 per cent. Twenty-five patients with facial palsy and absent stapedial reflex were followed up. In 21 patients (84 per cent) the return of a positive stapedial reflex was the first sign of recovery, and it preceded any other evidence of recovery by 6 weeks. The third study showed that the stapedial reflex does not participate in the synkinetic movement of post-paralytic patients.
Authors:
G Rosen; S L Sellars
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  1980 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-01-26     Completed Date:  1981-01-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1017-20     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Facial Paralysis / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Humans
Muscles / physiopathology*
Prognosis
Reflex / physiology*
Stapedius / physiopathology*

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